I write a lot about relationships — the good and the ugly — mostly about myself as a rough draft. I’m a mess, and I’m messy, but the grey areas of life are where I’ve grown the most.
Here’s a listing of all my most read stories curated under the Relationship tag on Medium:
Understanding how to enjoy the present of your relationship more:
To Be Happier in Your Relationship, Start Thinking More About It Ending
The key to your relationship happiness might be in thinking about its demise.
The story of how the world of dating apps helped improve my self-esteem issues after my divorce:
How Tinder Helped Me Learn to Love Myself Again
Few people would consider using Tinder as a way to heal self-esteem issues, but I did.
Reflecting on how sex can be a barometer of your romantic relationship:
Sex and Your Relationship
It might say more about how you’re faring as a couple than you’d think.
Advice on how to handle relationships (romantic or otherwise) with tough people:
A Mantra for Handling Relationships with Emotionally Unavailable People
“Don’t go to a hardware store to buy bread.”
What happens to your brain when you try to force yourself not to believe your reality:
The Science of Denial in Our Relationships
Because I’d been duped in my marriage, I’m obsessed with learning about the cognitive science behind denial.
Ways to practice forgiveness and move on from your ex, regardless of how the relationship ended:
How to Forgive Your Ex and Move On
“Resentment is like drinking poison hoping the other person will die” explains it best. NOT forgiving your ex actually…
Tools to avoid other tough people:
How to Identify and Avoid Energy Suckers
They might be your spouse, boss, or best friend. Whoever they are, figure out how to identify them and limit their…
How to handle dating someone with teenage children:
When Dating Someone with Teenage Children, Act Like a Cat
Be chill. Be self-possessed. Be distant AF.
Reflecting on the nature of affairs after having one myself:
Why Do Married People Cheat?
I didn’t begin to understand it until I, myself, had an affair.
Why people-pleasing is actually a nasty habit that needs to be broken and how:
I’m always processing things through my own writing, maybe hoping in the editing process that I’ll be able to polish my own life into a final draft. I’m still waiting on that to happen, but I’ll keep writing in the process. Thank you for reading!